INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Bintang Supermarket Bali Seminyak.
Regular travellers know the number one secret that makes it possible to travel for longer on your budget is to find the local supermarket.
A local supermarket is the place to stock up on:
- cold drinks, beer and wine
- picnic food
- souvenirs and
- gifts for friends back home.
Shopping at a local supermarket is a wallet-saver for us, and means we can afford LOTS more experiences each trip.
We make our trips last longer by adopting the habits of holiday cheapskates.
- 1 UPDATE: 16TH JANUARY 2019 Seminyak Supermarket Fire
- 2 The Ultimate Guide to Bintang Supermarket Bali
- 3 Image credit: 大原康市
- 4 3 Reasons to Shop this Supermarket Bali Style
- 5 Bali Supermarket Prices at Bintang for drinks, food & souvenirs
- 6 Where is this Bali Supermarket?
- 7 Our Top 7 Suggestions of what to buy at this Supermarket in Bali
- 8 Souvenirs at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak and Ubud
- 9 What to Buy in Bali?
- 10 Cheap shopping in Bali at the Bintang Supermarket
- 11 The Inside Scoop
- 12 How to get to Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak
- 13 Supermarket Bintang Seminyak Map
- 14 Bintang Supermarket Ubud
- 15 Looking for More SUPER DOOPER Fun Things to Do in BALI with KIDS?
UPDATE: 16TH JANUARY 2019 Seminyak Supermarket Fire
In Bali, one of our favourite supermarkets to visit is Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak.
Sadly, Seminyak Supermarket caught on fire this morning and is now in ruins. The owners and operators of Seminyak Supermarket have vowed to be up and running again in the near future, despite this devastating event.
We wish them the best of luck in getting back on their feet as soon as possible.
Should you wish to help, I will provide links to a fundraiser as soon as it is established.
While Seminyak Supermarket is out of operation, visit Carrefour supermarket on Sunset Road for all your grocery shopping needs.
Video of the aftermath can be seen below.
The Ultimate Guide to Bintang Supermarket Bali
Saving money or not, we ALWAYS find a local supermarket to visit on our travels, just for the experience alone.
It’s FUN to see what’s on the shelves, and what’s not.
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3 Reasons to Shop this Supermarket Bali Style
Take a look and see why Bintang Supermarket Bali is a top spot to buy food and gifts.
1. Learn about local food culture
Kids can learn so much by comparing what’s on the shelves and in the fridges in a Bali supermarket to home.
Seeing the costs of things such as fresh vegetables or meat compared to home is an eye opener too. Learning about the affordability of foods in different places can help kids see how lucky they are.
PS: Buying new Balinese foods to test and try is all part of the fun.
We’re making it our family mission to try all the different chocolate bars in the world.
(We bought Bali Pod chocolate to try)
You can set yourself a chocolate bar challenge too!
2. Shop in Peace
But if you want to forget the haggle altogether?
The place to be in Bali is the Bintang Supermarket.
3. Gauge Bali Shopping Prices for Souvenirs & Gifts
This Bali supermarket is also a great place to do price comparisons in Bali so you can gauge the maximum amount you should be paying on the street, and at local markets.
(Hot tip: Read our famous Bali Shopping Price Guide for more tips too.)
Bali Supermarket Prices at Bintang for drinks, food & souvenirs
We’re currently compiling a list of the prices in Bali for shopping at supermarkets. All Bali supermarket prices are average approximations and may vary depending on season and availability.
The list includes up to date Bintang supermarket prices for popular food, drink and souvenirs purchases, including the Bintang beer price in Bali.
Check back soon.
Where is this Bali Supermarket?
The Bintang supermarket is on the corner of Jl. Raya Seminyak, and Gg. Keraton. It’s not hard to spot. Just watch for the travellers streaming through the doors.
The Sweet Choco Nutella Bar is in the same group of shops, just around the corner.
Pop in for a nutella-filled treat when you are done shopping.
Our Top 7 Suggestions of what to buy at this Supermarket in Bali
You can buy so much at the Bintang supermarket Bali.
But these are the top 7 things we recommend.
1. Really Unnecessary Toys!
Ned and Jack told me to tell you that the best aisle at Bintang Supermarket is the wall FULL of toys at the back of the shop.
Bintang supermarket has a range of cheap toys to keep the kids amused when on holidays.
If I’m ever going to give in and buy the plastic crap or the cheaply made toys, the time is when it’s a rainy day in Bali.
A rainy day when all normal activities need to be postponed, and it’s time to retreat and be cooped up in the hotel room.
The kids make the most out of these toys while they play, but we make it our mission to pass them on in good condition to local kids before we leave.
Bintang supermarket is also a top spot to buy cheap inflatable pool toys and floaties to use in the hotel or villa swimming pool, or at the beach, when we forgot to pack them in our suitcases.
2. Cup of noodles.
Just add hot water, like at home.
Noodles are a cheap lunch or afternoon snack for hungry bellies, when you don’t want to be paying hotel prices or calling room service for back up.
3. Fresh Foods in Bali
For those staying in villas with a self-contained kitchen, you can buy:
- fresh meat
- fruit and vegetables
- a huge range of cheeses
- dips, and
- delicatessen items at Bintang Seminyak.
4. Play Masterchef at home.
There’s an aisle full of popular Balinese herbs and spices, and traditional Indonesian food packaged in sealed boxes so you can relive your Bali food experiences at home.
Plus there’s all your favourite:
- packaged cakes
- sauces, and more too.
5. Stock up on bottled water, drinks & Bintang beer
Bintang in Seminyak is the shop to buy bottled water in bulk.
Cheap water, cold soft drinks, Bintang beer, and iced tea purchases at Bintang supermarket will save you the pain of a huge minibar bill when you check out of your Bali hotel.
If you think that the prices in the Mini marts are reasonable (cold drinks for $1.50AUD is unheard of at home), then this Bali supermarket goes one step further to stretch the budget.
You can also buy extra milk for your tea and for baby bottles, and yoghurt for snacking too.
6. Pick up all your medicinal needs
They stock it all:
- Aloe vera and after sun skincare
- mozzie sprays
- mozzie patches
- headache tablets
- charcoal tablets for diarrhoea
- helpful drinks (eg Pocari sweat) to soothe upset stomaches
READ MORE: Roam the Gnome’s Helpful Guide to Avoid Bali Belly .
7. Household goods.
Don’t leave without at least one bottle of this very popular laundry spray with that gorgeous aroma everyone loves and wants to take home.
Also, grab emergency supplies:
- an umbrella
- a spare pair of thongs or shoes
- citronella candles
- mosquito coils
- mozzie zappers for your hotel room if they are not already supplied
Souvenirs at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak and Ubud
As a bonus, there’s also tonnes of souvenir ideas include packaged boxes of Luwak coffee.
That’s the world most expensive coffee.
Made from the coffee beans that have been pre-digested and pooped out by the Civat cat, a small, lithe-bodied, mostly nocturnal mammal native to tropical Asia, it’s one of Bali’s signature souvenirs.
What to Buy in Bali?
Bali homewares & more
Our favourite thing to buy is Bali homewares so we can bring a little bit of Bali magic home.
Over the years, we’ve bought souvenirs at Bintang including:
- wooden bowls and dishes
- rattan bags
- pretty soaps
- Bali face cloths (the ones that expand when soaked in water)
- rattan or jute coasters and placemats
- Bali fans and wall decorations
Plus hats, t-shirts, and all the usual market stall stuff.
We always stock up on Balinese chocolate and snacks like Bali Cashews.
Wander the aisles and see what else catches your eye.
Cheap shopping in Bali at the Bintang Supermarket
Want a general idea of Bintang supermarket prices and what you can expect before you catch a taxi there?
Unfortunately, Bintang Supermarket does not have an online junk mail brochure to browse, (unlike the other major supermarket on Sunset Road, Carrefour)
But you can pick up a brochure when you enter the door, or check out the posters and noticeboards by the door on arrival for current specials.
A trip to Bintang supermarket is worth your while if you are staying in Seminyak or Canggu, especially if you visit at the beginning of your stay and stock up.
Those in Kuta and Legian will still save, even if it costs you $5 in a taxi fare to get there.
Stocking up on drinks and snacks from Bintang will save you dipping into your wallet every five minutes when you pass a mini-mart.
It’s a bargain hunters treasure box, a haven of cheap shopping in Bali.
Upstairs at Bintang Supermarket 2nd floor
Don’t forget to head up to the second floor for:
- bags and backpacks
- household goods
- authentic mortar and pestles
- birthday party goods
- ornaments, and
- general paraphernalia.
The Inside Scoop
Correct at time of publication. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars or Indonesian RP, unless otherwise stated
Address: The Bintang Supermarket main store location is Jl. Raya Seminyak No.17, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Telephone: (+62) 361 730 552
Website: Click here
Opening Hours: Open 7.30am to 10.30pm everyday
Entry Fees: Free entry
Parking: There is a carpark on site for short stays for Bali private drivers while you shop.
How to get to Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak
By Car or Private Driver: Stop by on your way home from a day trip.
- Book a Private Car and Driver through Get Your Guide
- Or, book a Private Car and Driver through this Bali car hire service
By Bus: The Kura Kura Bus, Line 3, has a stop at Bintang Supermarket shops in Seminyak.
By Taxi/Uber: Catch a Bluebird and tell the driver “Bintang Supermarket”. Approx 50,000 RP from Kuta.
Supermarket Bintang Seminyak Map
Bintang Supermarket Ubud
There’s also a second smaller Bintang Supermarket in Ubud.
Bintang Supermarket Ubud Address: Bintang Ubud is located at Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali
Bintang Ubud Telephone: 0361 – 972972
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